With hands that were shaking more from Sassy’s announcement than from Becca having been sick, Becca wiped her mouth and just stared at Sassy.
“What happened?” Becca asked in a steady voice that was belied by her trembling hands.
Sassy tried to speak despite the fact she was heaving with sobs. “It – was – just – a -stupid – frat – party.” When she was finally able to stem the flood of tears, she continued: “It was just a one-night-stand. But for some reason, it really got to me tonight. I guess because he didn’t remember me, didn’t even recognize me.”
“Jeez, I’m so sorry, Sassy.”
“Yeah. Well, it happened last year. I should be over it by now.” Sassy gave a watery chuckle and Becca reached out to hug her. Sassy held Becca back and said in a suddenly urgent voice, “A promise is a promise, Becca. You can’t go out with that man-whore’s friend. Besides, I don’t want this to happen to you, too.”
For some reason, Becca couldn’t bring herself to look her friend in the eye as she said, “I promise, Sassy.”